Research at the University of Michigan Health System

The University of Michigan Medical School, part of the U-M Health System, is one of the nation's powerhouses of biomedical research. Our rich history of firsts and bests in medicine tell our story, and the numbers speak for themselves. Generous, consistent support from the National Institutes of Health, collaborations with the University of Michigan’s preeminent professional programs, a track record of engagement in the world’s most important clinical trials, and adherence to our Medical School Institutional Review Board guidelines for human subject research have helped to make us what we are today: Leaders in health care research.

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Numbers are posted as they are finalized. *Included ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) funding.  

Research Highlights

For the most recent news from our researchers, visit the Newsroom on this website. You can make the difference in medical research. To find a U-M clinical trial that needs volunteers like you, visit - and sign up for the registry so our researchers can contact you about opportunities to take part in new studies. U-M’s MICHR  (Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research) is one of 79 National Institutes of Health - funded clinical research centers in the U.S. MICHR’s mission is to enhance clinical and translational research.

The U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only 40 centers in the country to earn the Cancer Center Institute’s "comprehensive" designation. The U-M Depression Center is the nation's first comprehensive center for depression and bipolar disorder. The U-M Geriatrics Center is the first facility in the U.S. specifically designed for geriatrics research and clinical programs.   Our stem cell research is helping prove the potential of all types of stem cells as ways of studying disease and potentially treating it.